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Big man with the band

Saxophonist sits in with lab band

Critically acclaimed saxophone player, composer and author Walt Weiskopf joins the University of North Texas One O’clock Lab Band in concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 N. Interstate 35E.

“Walt is simply one of the most accomplished musicians in the world today,” lab band director Steve Wiest said. “He has made an important impact on the world of tenor sax as well as the field of jazz pedagogy. We are all very excited to have him here and to play his original compositions with him.”

Weiskopf began his New York career performing with the Buddy Rich Big Band. He has released 12 CDs and has numerous sideman credits, including performances and recordings with Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan and Donald Fagen.

Weiskopf has written books on improvisation and teaches part-time at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Tickets to Tuesday’s show cost $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors, non-UNT students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees. Admission is free for UNT students with valid ID.

To purchase tickets, visit www.thempac.com/tickets or call 940-369-7802.

— Staff report